City Hall Macaroni and Cheese

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 350°; butter a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  • Bring 6 quarts of salted water to boiling; add in the pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, 9-10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
  • In a large saucepan, combine the cream, milk, cayenne, and nutmeg over medium-high heat; reduce by half (the author says about 15 minutes but I don’t know); once the mixture starts to simmer, stir to break the layer of foam so that it will not boil over.
  • Lower heat to medium-low; add in the American and Monterey Jack cheeses; whisk until well blended.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the penne to the sauce; stir vigorously (taking care not to break the pasta); this will release starch and help thicken the sauce.
  • Transfer mixture to the baking dish; combine the panko, parsley, and parmesan; sprinkle over the pasta.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
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